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Brad Bender, CAT©, CSCS, CHSO
Safety, Education and Training Manager

Brad has extensive experience from both the teaching and medical fields.  He has taught numerous programs within the College system, has served in the Sports Medicine Departments, in three Canadian Universities and for various professional sports franchises. Add to that, his history of Carpentry with his father's company, along with having done field work with Melloul-Blamey Construction.

Brad currently assumes responsibility for the majority of the in house training sessions for Melloul-Blamey Construction, as well as being able to offer the same high level of quality training to your company.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

St. John Ambulance Certified First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor

North Safety Certified Respirator Fit Tester

IHSA Certified Construction Health & Safety Officer (CHSO)

WHSC Certified Ergonomics Assessment & Design

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSCS - 1999

Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT© - 2000

Graduate of Sheridan College ITAL, Sports Injury Management - 2000

Graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, Kinesiology - 1996

Fred Pryor Advanced Training Techniques

WSIB Certified in the following areas:

      - Construction Health & Safety Representative

      - Core Simulated Hazard Analysis

      - Sector-Specific Certified, 2008

Skyjack Registered Instructor for Aerial Work Platform and Rough Terrain Forklift Training

IHSA Certified Instructor in the following areas:

- Working At Heights Instructor / Evaluator
- WHMIS                              
- Basics of Supervising
- Asbestos Hazard Recognition
- Traffic Hazard Awareness & Control
- Fall Protection
- Scaffold Users Hazard Awareness
- International Hand Signals
- Forklift Safety
- Trenching Safety
- Suspended Access Equipment
- Confined Space Hazard Awareness
- Construction Health & Safety Representative, and Sector-Specific Training

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

                2007-2009   Carpenter, Melloul-Blamey Construction

                2006-2007   Head Athletic Therapist, McMaster University

                2005-2006   Southern Ontario Manager, Professional Orthopedic Products

                2000-2005   Certified Athletic Therapist, University of Waterloo

                2002-2003   Professional Athletic Therapist, Hockey Canada

                2000-2002   Professional Athletic Therapist, Montreal Express Lacrosse Club

                1998-1999   Assistant Athletic Therapist, Toronto Argonauts Football Club